RAPS Workshop | Black History Month Transcribe-A-Thon
In honor of Black History Month, join the Race and Public Space Working Group of the Institute for Public Knowledge for a 12 hour transcribing marathon to help the Boston Public Library turn their collection of handwritten correspondence between 19th century anti-slavery activists into texts that can be more easily read and researched.
Can’t make it? Transcribe with us on the library’s website: https://
WHERE: 20 Cooper Square
12 hours is a long time, so we will be moving around!
-From 9-10:45am, we will be in the 4th Floor Conference Room.
-From 11am-6pm, we will be in Room 222.
-From 6:20-9pm, we will be in the 4th Floor Seminar Room.
Please note that this event is limited capacity. We also request that participants bring their own computers. The transcribing program is not available on mobile devices or tablets. The Reparations Project, the Race and Public Space Working Group, and the Institute for Public Knowledge are not affiliated with the Boston Public Library.
THE REPARATIONS PROJECT
During the Spring of 2018, the Race and Public Space (RAPS) Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge will explore the prospect of reparations for Transatlantic slavery and colonialism, widely recognized as one of the most horrific events in world history.
This inquiry will take the form of common readings to explore and frame the central issues, lectures by experts to interrogate the stakes, legal research to evaluate the case, and economic and statistical analysis to explore the feasibility of reparations for peoples and nations victimized by colonial slavery.